SkillsUSA South Carolina Update
SkillsUSA South Carolina
January 8, 2020
Important Dates and Deadlines
January 31 – Pin and T-Shirt Design Deadline
January 31 – State Officer Application Deadline
January 31 – State Advisor of the Year Nomination Deadline
February – CTE Month
February 2-8 – SkillsUSA Week
February 4 – State House Visit (Open to all SkillsUSA SC members)
February 13 – SLSC Regular Registration Deadline
March 1 – SLSC Late Registration Deadline ($10 Late fee applies after February 13)
March 1 – Membership Deadline (to be eligible to compete in SLSC)
March 20 – SLSC (Screen Printing & Dye Sublimation – Columbia)
March 21 – SLSC (Automotive Body and Collision Repair – Greer)
March 26-28 – State Leadership and Skills Competition (Greenville)
April 3 – SLSC (Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Services (North Charleston)
April 29 – SLSC (Diesel)
State House Visit
This year’s State House visit will be on Tuesday, February 4. It will include a tour of the State House and a visit to the House and Senate Chambers (if possible). In order to provide numbers to the State House staff, please complete the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5XC7RVN no later than January 30, if you plan to attend, indicating the number of individuals coming with you. We are limited to no more than a total of 50 in our group. Schools may register up to 10 persons (students and advisors).
Meet in front of the State House steps by 9:45 AM. All participants must be dressed in SkillsUSA Official Dress or business dress (no jeans or sneakers). Schools will be responsible for participant meals.
REGISTRATION FOR THE STATE LEADERSHIP AND SKILLS CHAMPIONSHIPS CONFERENCE (SLSC) IS NOW OPEN!
There are several important documents on the state website. Please check under the Championship Tab – 2020 SLSC Information for current information and important downloads.
State Leadership and Skill Competition (SLSC)
All conference registration for SLSC will be done through the national registration system this year. Registration directions are posted to the state SkillsUSA website (skillsusasc.org) that will lead you step by step through the conference registration process. All contestants and advisors MUST be paid members of SkillsUSA (and SkillsUSA SC) in order to register and participate in SLSC. The absolute final deadline for membership and registration is March 1. Please do not wait until March 1 to register your members!
The first step to registration is membership!
SLSC Registration Fees
Advisor - $80 (all advisors MUST be registered)
Contestant - $80
Model (Barbering, Hair Braiding, Nail Care) - $80
Observers - $30 (students and non-advisor teachers/administrators)
All registered participants will receive the SLSC Conference T-shirt and pin. All fees MUST be paid prior to the beginning of competition.
Guests (parents, community members, business and Industry, etc.) do not need to register prior to the SLSC but will be asked to sign-in and will receive a SkillsUSA SC Guest pass. These guests will not receive a SLSC Conference T-shirt or pin. All attendees MUST wear either a SLSC Conference Badge or Guest Pass.
Forms and Documents
There are several required forms and a current copy of the SLSC Procedural Manual posted on the state website (under Championships). Please make sure that you download the forms that you need and have them completed prior to arriving at the competition. The Safety Release Form MUST be turned in for ALL CONTESTANTS at the contest orientation.
Changes for 2020
Resumes will be required for ALL competitors at the state level. Turn in a paper copy that is one page and typed. Use the posted template (https://www.scskillsusa.org/slsc).
Competitors may compete in ONLY ONE contest
2020 Theme - The topic to be addressed by contestants in the Chapter Display, Prepared Speech and Promotional Bulletin Board competitions is how our theme, “SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, I’m Ready,” addresses the SkillsUSA program of work in the area of professional development.
MLR is the Automotive Service competition for High School contestants
Several contests have a total number of competitor limits
Refer to the 2019-2020 SLSC Procedural Manual for additional changes and details
Each school chapter is allocated a specific number of delegates, based on the school’s membership. The delegates meet on Saturday, prior to the Closing and Awards Ceremony to conduct the business of the Association, including, but not limited to, election of the officer slate. It is important that each school is represented by their allocated number of delegates. It is important for students to participate in this leadership role and represent their school’s chapter before the Association.
There is some very important business that will come before the delegates this year. It is vital that each chapter seat their delegates in order to allow us to carry on the business of the association.
Indicate Delegates in Registration
Indicate in the conference registration, who will be your representative delegates. While it is not required, chapter delegates are typically your school/section leaders or officers. Delegates must be registered (Contestant, Model, or Observer).
Constitutional Authority of Delegates
ARTICLE VI. Student Council, Business and Industry Advisory Board
The slate of officers for the South Carolina Association of SkillsUSA shall be elected by a simple majority vote of the House of Delegates present at the annual State Leadership Conference. Voting will be by secret ballot of the voting delegates and each delegate may vote for 8 of the 16 candidates who will serve as officers and the remaining 8 will serve as alternates. Ties will be broken by the SkillsUSA knowledge test scores.
Once the slate of officers is chosen by the House of Delegates, the specific positions are assigned by the Nominating Committee and presented to the Executive Director for final approval.
ARTICLE VIII. Annual Meetings
Each active local chapter shall be entitled to representation in the State House of Delegates on the following basis:
One delegate vote for each club (school chapter)
One delegate vote for each 50 members
ARTICLE IV. House of Delegates
The State House of Delegates meets annually in conjunction with the State Leadership Conference. There will be one delegate per chapter and an additional delegate for every 50 members. For example, if a chapter has 1-49 members, it will have one delegate. If a chapter has 50-99 members, it will have two delegates and so on. Each delegate to the State House of Delegates may only cast one ballot for election of state officers.
To be eligible, a list of delegates must be forwarded to the State Executive Director along with the registration for the State Leadership Conference and confirmed in writing upon arrival at the Leadership Conference.